My son is finally here but he is a lot smaller than expected. Doctors told me he was full term he was 37 weeks and 4 days based on ultrasounds and not just one but many many ultrasounds. I went into preterm labor 3 times and we stopped it everytime untill Wednesday (the 19th) he had several dosages of steroids and everything.....anywho they told me it was safe to have him and that he would be perfectly healthy.....they were wrong, he came out being 4 pounds 14 ounces, and the first thing the doctor says....oh maybe we were wrong about his due date.......WTF! after all the testing and the hell I went through and all you can say is oh maybe we were wrong. I'm quite upset with the whole thing. He did come home with me 3 days later but he is still having issues holding his temp. I have to keep him wrapped in several blankets and have a space heater in our room cranked up to 80 just to keep him at a normal 98 degrees, I really dont know what is wrong with these doctors but I am terrified, I guess all I need right now is a lot of prayers.
For starters, 37w is NOT "Full Term" it's "TERM". He might not have been too early, but might have had IUGR. He came home healthy, even if he can't regulate his own temp right now. My son was born at 35 weeks, and couldn't regulate his temp, either.
that worries me because they say that my due date is jan 27 but they say they may have my due date wrong because im dilating to a 2 and having contractions every 4-6.5 min but they keep sending me home in pain in which i can hardly take...i lost my mucus plug maybe a week ago cant sleep...they still say i will be 36 weeks tomorrow..i really dont know what to think..its my first pregnancy and high risk...im beginning to think these doctors are retarded and are relying to much on there machines and what not instead of mentally knowing whats going on and knowing what they are talking about!!!??